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Teen drinking arrests might save lives

Posted: April 24, 2012 - 11:06pm


Regarding Barry Paschal’s April 18 column, I am in total agreement about teens drinking and the lessons not learned.

Every year, I worry about how many deaths there will be because teens have been drinking and driving during prom season. I have witnessed some horrific, gruesome death scenes as a result of teen substance abuse while serving as a military police officer in the U.S. Army, and the scenes come to mind quite often.

I believe the Columbia County sheriff’s deputies are owed a huge debt of thanks for arresting all the teens and the parent involved in the alcohol incidents. Too bad the parents failed to display any common sense regarding their own children involved in these incidents and even those that failed detection.

The parents of the teens arrested should be thankful their children were detected. The police of this county might just have saved their lives. Maybe ours as well.

P.J. Rodgers


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Craig Spinks

P.J. Rodgers,


Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence


Teen drinking

My late husband's parents allowed him to drink beginning at a very young age. Ultimately he died from Pancreatic cancer.
According to the surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mi. the cancer was a result of the alcohol. How much disservice do we do to our children by allowing them so much freedom?